Friday, July 20, 2007

Developments....at last

We met with our builder this morning for the first in a series of appointments to customise our new house to our requirements.

So things are finally moving, and apart from some small annoyances...... such as the bank being apparently unable to deal with a simple request to fax an important document to our conveyancer..... the builders not being able to get access to the land to do soil tests.... the developer keeping us in the dark about whether or not they're moving our driveway to the other side of the block as requested.... and what looks like a significant delay in the settlement of the land..... yeah, apart from that, well, everything is going fine.

I'm not stressing out about it though. I can't do anything about this stuff (except maybe the bank... can you say O.M.B.U.D.S.M.A.N?), so there's no point getting my knickers in a twist.

Meanwhile, we're off to check out the interior design showroom on the weekend. Paint colours, floor and wall tiles and so on - that should be fun! And I have all these lovely photos to keep me happy in the meantime:







Edit: After two phone calls this afternoon, two minor dramas have been sorted - the driveway location is all OK, and the bank were finally able to find the piece of paper we needed (it helps to have some old contacts from my former life as a bank manager) and have faxed it to our conveyancing lady. Settlement for the land is still likely to be a month later than we were originally told,but in the grand scheme of things, that's not so bad...

And Livy asked if the new house has a gym. Hell, yeah! The rumpus room (see below) will be my personal training studio. Now I just have to be patient. Because that's one of my virtues. *snort*

9 comments:

Chris H said...

Oh I could cry.... I soooo want a new home toooo. I have been drawing designs of the floorplan I want for YEARS already.... I soooo envy you.. in a nice way of course.

Livy said...

The new house sounds marvellous... you deserve it! Does it include a gym, or at least workout room?? Hope you sorted out all the dramas.

Cherub said...

Looks good Kerryn. At least they are only minor dramas. Minor dramas keep the major ones at bay.

Claire

linda said...

Wow- looks great!

LizN said...

So have you actually done any gym planning or bought any equipment. That is going to be the fun part.

Hugs
Liz;)

Debstar said...

Kitchen display shops. I love them. There are so many neat gadgets you can have these days. The next best place is the bathroom displays. All those neat tiles and vanities and mirrors.
Have fun.

Selina said...

I just love that house. When I get to melbourne again, I can't wait to check yours out!
Like you, I have pics those pics too to admire...
not jealous, not jealous..........
;)

Sara said...

Oooo... lov..er..ly. You deserve it!

Kitty said...

Hi Kek, Wavey Davey and I just finished building a Porter Davis home - is that a PD facade? If you need anyone to whine at - email me cause I've just been through it all last summer in 35 degree heat every day whilst pregnant. GOD I LOVED EVERY MINUTE. Not.

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